Residents across St Helens have shared their fond childhood memories of visiting the town on market day decades ago.

Last week, the ECHO shared an old photograph taken on August 25, 1958, on our St Helens Live Facebook page of the old market in St Helens.

The fascinating image, provided by our archives, Mirrorpix. shows the hustle and bustle of the market, with open stalls, dozens of local shoppers and an ice cream van that has sparked a lot of memories from children who grew up in the area.

St Helens has always had a proud and intriguing history - and this photograph offers a small glimpse into its past.

Here, people across St Helens share their childhood memories of the old market and what they loved most about it.

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On the St Helens Live Facebook page, many shared memories of Fredericks Dairy in the town.

David Alan Lowton said: "First time I have seen that photograph.

"I remember those days though. I also worked at Fredericks Dairy in 1967."

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Anne Williams posted: "Lovely seeing Fredericks ice cream back then. I was eight and loved Fredericks."

And Kevin Gallagher commented: "My mother worked for Fredericks in that van, Agnes Gallagher, for years and at Carr Mill."

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On social media, others shared some of their first memories visiting the market.

One person wrote: "Remember the hustle and bustle on market days. My mum loved to buy flowers from one of the stalls there.

"Happy memories of the old markets and Market Hall."

Another posted: "From when I first remember age three, 1951, I went to the market every Saturday with my granny and I always had a safety pin behind the lapel in my coat and we went straight to Marrs fish stall for two penny worth of winkles and I ate them while we were shopping.

"At the end of the shopping we went to the Robin Hood pub so granny could have a few gills with her friends. I had lemonade and crisps. Happy days."

And another commented: "That's what you called a market, good memories."